Energy is still the bottom line, even in Gitmo. Energy plots abound and few succeed; will this one make it?
Synopsis: E s c a p e f r o m G i t m o
Author: Marco Miranda Sr.
Microsoft Word - Word Count: 80,625
“It is clear that unless a world program is developed to regulate production and consumption of petroleum, natural gas and derivatives, the eventual depletion of these essential resources in the next decades is certain to result in unparalleled instability and chaos. Civilization, as we know it, will cease to exist”.
John Mason, a psychologist hired by the Defense Department to help debrief prisoners held at Gitmo, meets a lady colleague working for a New York corporation at a professional seminar in New York. She is trying to identify one of the prisoners at Gitmo, believed to be one of the men assigned by Saddam Hussein’s prior to the invasion of Iraq, to participate in an oil venture of global repercussions planned by a Coalition made up of Russia, China and India that counted on Saddam Hussein to provide a strong voice in the Middle East.
Russia and China will shortly control more than 80 percent of oil production in the world and feel that it is their responsibility to provide a system that will benefit all. Besides, China’s agreements with Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Indonesia for exploitation of new fields and also of oil from sand strata, produce three times Saudi Arabia’s production of 10 million barrels a year.
Would the Western nations join the Coalition in preparing for the future and for the safeguard of existing energy resources?
Aware that the Western nations would not change their decades-old system, the Coalition agreed with Saddam Hussein’s idea to shock the world into awareness of the proposed world system. A simultaneously shut down of all oil production and distribution in the world would be arranged to show that the Coalition’s proposal is a serious one. If not accepted, a more ‘forceful argument’ would be used. Saddam’s idea at that time, suggested the detonation of atomic bombs in the two more important capitals of the West: Washington DC and London.
Saddam selected Abel al-Hamid as the man to execute the ‘forceful argument’ and would also survey locations in the US and England for placement of the deadly weapons. After the invasion of Iraq by the United States, and Saddam’s execution, Bel was captured in Afghanistan but did not abandon the idea of delivering the “forceful argument.”
Mason discovers Bel’s identity by accident. He hears him humming a childhood song popular in the more exclusive schools in Cairo, which immediately reminds John of his childhood in Egypt and the school he attended there.
Bel escapes from Gitmo, after murdering an interpreter and reaches Nassau in the West Indies. Once in Nassau, Bel re-activates the network of ‘associates’ that are supposed to get the Coalition’s Plan in motion. He meets with the Coalition Coordinators in Madrid and later with the British and French associates. Bel remains the key to the entire plan and knows the ultimate alert and the final order to go, by memory. He alone will be able to provide the shock. The beginning of a new era is approaching.
Mason, working with Gitmo’s Security personnel, are close on Bel’s trail. Thanks to the latest satellite technology, they are able to locate Bel who commits suicide upon being discovered.
In the end, Washington DC and London have a narrow escape.
All is well that ends well, they say. As long as the oil wells keep producing!
A psychologist is asked to identify a prisoner that was selected by Saddam Hussein to participate in a major Energy Plot involving China, Russia and other countries.
The prisoner manages to escape through a clever ruse and, even if Saddam is gone,tries to revive the old plot.